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Project Profile: Belle River Mills Compressor Station As-Built Legacy Program

DTE Energy sought an engineering alliance partner to efficiently and effectively deliver its Belle River Mills (BRM) Compressor Station Mechanical Drawing As-Built Legacy Program, meeting their delivery deadlines for confirming and updating existing mechanical drawings to reflect current conditions. SSOE was engaged as the partner of choice for this program, having successfully demonstrated its proposed project team’s ability to provide top quality deliverables, while thinking outside the box to maximize value for the client.
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Project Profile: Transmission Site Hardening

On April 16, 2013, a Silicon Valley power substation was attacked by a sniper. Shots were fired into the radiators and conservators of 17 transformers, causing the equipment to leak 52,000 gallons of oil, disabling the yard and interrupting service to customers. Prior to this attack, communication lines were deliberately severed near the site to delay local law enforcement’s response time. As a result, $15.4 million in damages were reported by the utility company, with 27 days spent repairing the substation to bring it back online.
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Project Profile: Brownfield Site Facility Expansion for FDA Compliant Manufacturing

When American Snuff wanted to convert a recently purchased facility into new processing facilities, SSOE had the EPCM expertise needed to lead the project. With the goal to increase capacity and achieve FDA compliance, a new requirement for its product, SSOE proved key to renovating and expanding the site, largely due to its expertise serving FDA regulated industries and renovating brownfields.

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Project Profile: Data Center Expansion / Renovation

P_110915_N3As a result of a major utility power failure, due to a lightning strike, the main data center for a large regional healthcare system lost all normal and emergency back-up power. This failure affected all operations in every related facility within the organization. The failure also caused damage to the Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) system. SSOE was on-site late that evening and through the weekend, assisting in returning power to the critical systems. During the course of the evening, the emergency generator also failed, requiring the rental of a large trailer-mounted diesel generator.


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Project Profile: Blast Resistant Central Control Facility

In an effort to improve safety and communication at their Lima Refinery, Husky embarked on a plan to relocate all non-essential personnel away from blast risk zones to a centralized location outside the battery limits of the production facility. They called upon SSOE’s extensive refinery expertise and familiarity with blast resistant structures to design their new control building. SSOE provided full architecture and engineering for the 250,000 SF, two-story structure, which consists of a central control room, laboratory, warehouse, maintenance shops, vehicle repair center, and unit personnel housing.


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Project Profile: Fiber Optic Design

Dover-Fiber-Optic-DesignDover Light & Power, with whom SSOE has a 20+ year relationship, called upon our firm to design a fiber optic backbone loop around the City of Dover, Ohio. The fiber optic cable used was a multimode type, with the loop consisting of 48 and 96 stranded fiber cable. The fiber optic loop is approximately 10 miles in length.


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Project Profile: Campus Wide Security Upgrades for Multiple Plants

Honda-Campus Security UpgradesHaving previously provided master planning and design services for three of Honda’s U.S. facilities, SSOE was called upon again  to rework its security measures at the three campuses. SSOE provided full service building design as well as communication and security engineering to increase security measures at the campuses over a three year period.


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Project Profile: Horizon I Research Facility

Horizon LabThis prominently sited, five-story structure ties the University of South Carolina (USC) traditional campus to its new urban “innovista” research campus. The facility supports programs in engineering, technology, scientific research, and industrial development of alternative energy sources.
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Project Profile: Fire, Data, and Security Systems for Facility Expansion

Since 2004, SSOE has been providing this chemical manufacturer with design and start-up support for a series of complex facility expansions. SSOE’s Data / Fire / Security team provided complete design of telecommunications, LAN, WAN, MAN security, access control, CCTV, fire alarm, sound, paging, and mass notification systems as well as an extensive fiber optic network. This network, which consists of thousands of strands of single and multi-mode fiber and required installation of more than 30 miles of fiber, serves the client’s telecommunications, data, and process communications needs.  The design also included an automated CCTV premier detection and alarm system.


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Project Profile: Fire Alarm, Access Control and CCTV Systems for VW Automotive Campus

Volkswagen selected SSOE to oversee architecture, engineering, and construction management for its new greedfield production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. SSOE was responsible for the campus’ data centers, fire alarm system, access control, and CCTV systems.


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